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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th October 1987 175-kph winds cause blackout in London, much of southern England
16th October 1959 Born today: Gary Kemp, London, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True)
16th October 1958 The first episode of children's TV show Blue Peter is aired on Television.
16th October 1951 Born today: Daniel Gerroll, London, actor (Big Business)
16th October 1936 Actor Peter Bowles was born in London.
16th October 1927 Born today: Lee Montague, London England, actor (Uncle Sasha-Holocaust)
16th October 1925 Murder She Wrote actress Angela Lansbury was born in London.
16th October 1922 Happy birthday to entertainer Max Bygraves, born in Rotherhithe, East London.
16th October 1834 London parliament catches fire historic documents burn
Tower Hamlets Cemetery
One of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries of London.
Location: Tower Hamlets
Description: Formerly called The City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery, and locally called Bow Cemetery by locals, it's officially just Tower Hamlets Cemetery. And it's been closed since 1966, officially becoming a nature reserve in 2001 (incorporating Scrapyard Meadow).
The impressive high brick walls which surround it are on the national register of listed buildings as are 7 individual memorials (all are listed at Grade II).
It's one of the Magnificent Seven London cemeteries, opened in the 19th century.
Tagged in this Tour: The Magnificent Seven